Labour

Georgie Craw

Posted on October 26 2023

I am a researcher, writer and oral historian based in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland. I have a particular interest in gender, race, and environmental histories.   I have a Master of Arts in History with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland. My thesis, ‘A world beyond the waters: Māori travel in the Tasman World, 1793-1839’, was shortlisted for the

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Neill Atkinson

Posted on September 21 2021

I am Chief Historian and Manager of Heritage Content at Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Prior to this I worked as a historian for the Ministry, as an editor/researcher for the Dictionary of NZ Biography and as a freelance historian. In this role I manage the Ministry’s team of historians and researchers and oversee content for our history

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Michael Brown

Posted on September 21 2021

Michael Brown has been researching New Zealand music and adjacent topics for twenty years. He currently works as Curator, Music at the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington. His areas of research have included folksong collecting, tramping songs, community singing, the piano in New Zealand, trade union and socialist singing, and the ‘Maori strum’ guitar style. Recently he has written about

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Mark Derby

Posted on September 21 2021

I have more than 30 years’ experience as a professional historian and writer, initially as a researcher for film and TV in this country and overseas. I then worked for the Waitangi Tribunal and Te Ara – the online encyclopedia of NZ. Since 2014 I have been a freelance historical researcher, writing many reports for both public sector clients such

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Karin Speedy

Posted on September 21 2021

As a historian, researcher, writer, literary scholar, linguist and translator, my work focuses on the tensions at the intersections (both geographical and textual) of contact between Indigenous and settler populations in the colonial and postcolonial Francophone and Anglophone worlds. I am especially interested in creolisation and anti-colonial resistance and my writing reflects critically on trans-imperial networks, horizontal mobilities, slavery and forced

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John E. Martin

Posted on September 21 2021

Dr. John E. Martin has researched and written about New Zealand history for forty years. Before becoming parliamentary historian he worked in the Historical Branch of the Department of Internal Affairs and taught in universities. His publications include rural and labour history, the history of science and engineering, and social and political history. His books include The Forgotten Worker (1990),

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Jared Davidson

Posted on September 21 2021

An archivist by day and author by night, Jared Davidson is a writer based in Wellington, New Zealand. His work has appeared in The Guardian, Overland, History Workshop Journal, Labour History, Radical Futures, The Spinoff and other publications. ‘Dead Letters’ won the Bert Roth Award for Labour History, was shortlisted for the W.H. Oliver Prize for best book on any

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Ian Dougherty

Posted on September 21 2021

Hello. I am a Dunedin-based historian but tend to travel to where the work takes me. I have an MA in history from Otago University and a Diploma in Journalism from Canterbury University. I am the author of more than 30 non-fiction books on New Zealand history, biography, culture and society. I am always looking for interesting new projects, large

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David Verran

Posted on September 21 2021

I volunteer at both Devonport and Birkenhead Museums, as well as Auckland Council Archives. I also conduct regular tours of Symonds Street Cemeteries and give public talks on aspects of North Shore history. I graduated with MA Hons in history from the University of Auckland in 1974 and also hold a Diploma from the New Zealand Library School. I worked

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Margaret Tennant

Posted on September 10 2021

While I am a flexible and experienced historian, my specialist research fields include women’s history and welfare history, with recent commissions relating to the history of voluntary organisations. I have written for the DNZB, Te Ara, Phanzine, museum websites, and newspapers as well as in more academic contexts. My most recent research has taken me into local history, most notably

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